On Sunday, September 17, 2017, U.S. Embassy security officials located a suspicious object on the grounds of a U.S. Mission residence. Embassy security officials worked with local Congolese authorities to remove the object and investigate the incident. There is no indication that there was any intent to target the US government or US Mission personnel.
As always, the U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to remain aware of your surroundings and take appropriate steps to enhance personal security. U.S. citizens should review the Travel Warning for the DRC and remain alert for potentially dangerous situations.
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